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Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by lakelodge

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Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Summit
Member Name: lakelodge
Cruise Date: January 2011
Embarkation: San Juan
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 08
Cabin Number: 2196
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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20 time cruisers thoughts on Summit
This is the first time we have sailed out of San Juan, hopefully not the last. We really loved that it was hot and sunny immediately, as opposed to going out of Florida, which can be chilly the first and last days. Temps were in the 80's every day here. We stayed at the Best Western hotel which is actually inside the airport--nothing too fancy, but SO convenient when you arrive in the evening. There are several restaurants across the street from the airport, a very easy walk. Taxi took about 20 minutes to port. We arrived around 12:30 pm and they started boarding immediately (tho you couldn't get into your stateroom until after 1:00). Celebrity has many nice touches like the champagne on arrival, they do go the extra mile to make you feel special. We like the muster drill--inside in the A/C with NO lifejacket required!--especially. Our bags came within a couple of hours, we had packed swimwear in our carry on so we could enjoy the ship all day before our 8:30 pm departure. We had late dining (8:30), so on the first night we just ate in the buffet so we could see the beautiful lights of San Juan upon sailaway.

Some of our favorite spots on board were: at the aft end on deck 11 there was an open air area where you could eat, also a full bar out there. It was so pleasant to have a drink there in the late afternoon with the sea breeze and fantastic live music. We also liked the Cova Cafe with its afternoon selection of tapas, and freshly baked croissants in the morning.

Our cabin was pretty typical of all the lines, would have loved a bit more drawer space and a decent hairdryer. The shower was bigger than most others we've had.

All in all, not really a perfect cruise experience, but extremely relaxing and enjoyable. We would recommend Celebrity to couples and older singles who are seeking an upscale experience with not a lot of "hype" to sell add-ons. Probably not for party hearty types, or families with kids-- though they do have child care area, we saw very few children on this particular sailing.

Publication Date: 02/15/11
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